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Create a Fall-Themed Canvas by Kylie Kingham

Hello friends! It’s Kylie here with you on the blog today with a fun little DIY project for your home. I’ve always loved creating decor canvases and thought it would be fun to create a fall-themed piece using the Late Afternoon collection by Amy Tangerine. With its rich and earthy color palette I knew it would be perfect for the design I had in mind. I wanted to create a canvas that wasn’t too large, so it could stand on a bookshelf or mantle.

To begin my custom piece, I added a lovely shade of olive green to a canvas measuring 11″ x 14″. I wanted a unique finish to my canvas and chose to work with two cut files that have been designed by Paige Evans. One was the Fall title, the other being the many leaves to surround it. Once my title was cut out I was able to back it with varying papers from the Late Afternoon collection. So the text would really stand out I selected the red side of Marigold Meadows.

Once I had fully backed the cut file, I adhered it centered on my canvas using foam tape adhesive. I wanted there to be a lot of texture and dimension, so the foam tape helps the cut file to sit up off the canvas and it also enables me to tuck more leaves in underneath. I ended up doing a double layer of foam adhesive on all of the leaves of the cut file, so that they appeared to be curling up a little. When adding the foam tape to the back of any project, I am always very careful in how I position it so that it won’t be seen once the project is complete.

As I mentioned previously, I also used a cut file for my leaves. I used 4 different shaped designs and took the time to crease and fold them a little when adding them to the canvas. All of these very minor details really do make a difference to the end result so it makes it worth the time to take that little bit of effort.

When adding the leaves to my canvas I used a combination of glue on some and foam tape on others. Some were adhered flat to the canvas while some with the foam would sit elevated. This rise and fall all helps create the dimension I was after. It is always a good idea to take a step back from your work and view the progress from a distance. This will help you ensure you have a good & even balance.

As the combination of colors and leaf design came together, it gave a textured result. I kept folding and adding leaves where I felt balance was needed until I was happy with the finished look. In the end, the completed works appeared to be ‘floating’ up off the canvas with dimension.

I hope you have enjoyed seeing my canvas today and it may give you a little inspiration for your own DIY decor. It is always fun to think outside the box creating unique pieces for your home. Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today. Until next time!

Supplies used: Late Afternoon papers- Over The Hills SKU 359669, Go Green SKU 359635, Good As Gold SKU 359649, Bright Bouquets SKU 359638, Marigold Meadows SKU 359641, Warm and Cozy SKU 359636, Falling For You SKU 359639